Failed to execute IndicesStatsAction for ClusterInfoUpdateJob – How to solve this OpenSearch error

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Aug-23, Version: 1-2.9

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Briefly, this error occurs when OpenSearch fails to execute the IndicesStatsAction, which is a part of the ClusterInfoUpdateJob. This could be due to issues like insufficient permissions, network connectivity problems, or a malfunctioning cluster. To resolve this, you can check and adjust the user permissions, ensure the network connectivity is stable, and verify the health of the cluster. If the issue persists, consider restarting the OpenSearch service or the entire cluster.

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This guide will help you check for common problems that cause the log ” Failed to execute IndicesStatsAction for ClusterInfoUpdateJob ” to appear. To understand the issues related to this log, read the explanation below about the following OpenSearch concepts: cluster, indices.

Log Context

Log “Failed to execute IndicesStatsAction for ClusterInfoUpdateJob” classname is
We extracted the following from OpenSearch source code for those seeking an in-depth context :

                    if (e instanceof ClusterBlockException) {
                        if (logger.isTraceEnabled()) {
                            logger.trace("Failed to execute IndicesStatsAction for ClusterInfoUpdateJob"; e);
                    } else {
                        logger.warn("Failed to execute IndicesStatsAction for ClusterInfoUpdateJob"; e);
                    // we empty the usages list; to be safe - we don't know what's going on.
                    indicesStatsSummary = IndicesStatsSummary.EMPTY;


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